You may find a pile of old bags worth hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds in your loft

You may find a pile of old bags worth hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds in your loft

CASH IN ATTIC: How much is Louis Vuitton's vintage luggage worth?

Toby Walne, Financial Post on Sunday

Every week TOBY WALN gives the low-down on the Value of forgotten treasures that can collect dust in your attic

If you look in the attic, you might find a pile of old bags worth hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds.

Louis Vuitton revolutionized the luggage industry when, in 1854, when he was a 16-year-old papermaking apprentice, he began producing canvas cases that could be stacked on top of each other.

Innovation: Louis Vuitton revolutionized the luggage industry when he began producing canvas cases that could be stacked on top of each other

Innovation: Louis Vuitton revolutionized the luggage industry when he began producing canvas cases that could be stacked on top of each other

Innovation: Louis Vuitton revolutionized the luggage industry when he began producing canvas cases that could be stacked on top of each other

Rich travelers could suddenly expand the range of travel bags – from cocktail cases to portable wardrobes.

Find one in your attic and you have a forgotten trunk that could bring 1,500 pounds.

Other unusual vuitton straps include a late 19th century tea box that can go for 500 pounds.

Earlier Vuitton cases in pink can bring up to 3,000 pounds.

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